Adidas has been making some big moves in the road running world of late, specifically in the shape of its Vaporfly competitor the Adizero Adios Pro. But, for those runners out there that are more interested in hitting the trails, don't worry, the new Protohype range has got your covered.
Terrex has long been one of the staple choices for trail runners around the world, featuring a selection of options designed to tackle varied terrain. Its latest series comes in the form of the Protohype range; a collection of ten shoes, each with its own specific features.
Created in collaboration with top trail runners around the world, the family of shoes is broken down into three sub sections: Two, Speed and Agravic.
The confusingly named Two range includes four shoes: the Two Parley, the Two Ultra Parley, the Two GTX and the Two. Each option is designed to deliver comfort and cushioning across any distance, with a wider fit in the forefoot.
The Two options offer a balanced ride for all runners, built to handle varied surfaces. The GTX version includes a Gore-Tex membrane for higher protection from wet conditions whilst the Parley and Ultra Parley incorporate sustainable materials, the latter including additional cushioning for longer distances.
Next comes the Speed range. As you've probably guessed the focus here is picking up the pace, offering a lighter alternative that still contains enough cushioning and support across tricky terrain. Options include the Speed, the Speed LD, built to tackle tougher terrain, and the Speed GTX for adverse conditions.
Finally, there's the Agravic range. The toughest, grippiest Protohype options designed to handle mountains and rough Alpine terrain, whilst still providing a level of comfort and stability to keep you going all day. The three options available are the Agravic BOA, The Agravic TR GTX and the Agravic Flow.
Adidas has incorporated heaps of technology from across its most popular shoes including BOOST and Lightstrike midsoles, a Continental rubber outsole and Traxion grip. The weight across the range varies from 225g in the Speed to a beefy 350g in the Agravic TR GTX.
That's a lot of shoe option in one range, but it does mean that there's likely to be an option that works for you, whether you're a trail newbie or a seasoned ultra runner looking for your next mountain shoe.
The Protohype range starts from $110 and goes up to $200. Click here to find out more.